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on the commerce clause. everyone of the justices at some level will see the commerce power is fairly broad. i also think all nine justices recognize there have to be limits on the commerce power, otherwise the whole point of enumerating the various powers of congress was entirely beside the point. they could instead the commerce power, were down. now i think some of the justices may question what role there is for the judiciary to enforce the commerce power letters. what happened in this case is that five justices did adopt what is bad at least the dominant view since the lopez decision, which is the core can simply knock it out of enforcing limits on federalism on the power of the federal government to adhere to iowa quote justice kennedy from his lopez concurrence. as he said then, the federal balance is too essential a part of archons additional structure in place to vital ebola in securing freedom for us to admit an inability to intervene when one or the other level of government has tipped the scales too far. i think he also recognize this is not an area where there are strong occasional ince
of the legislation. the bill passed out of our subcommittee and the full energy and commerce committee on voice votes with strong, strong bipartisan support. i believe, mr. speaker, it has a high likelihood of being accepted to the senate and to the president. we will certainly give them that opportunity. i urge my colleagues to support this bill so we can finally see this significant improvement signed into law. i want to thank mr. murphy and all of the others who worked to expedite this legislation and get it to the floor today, and i'm going to ask my colleagues to join with us in passing this bill. with that said, mr. speaker, i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. murphy: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers on this bill, and i'm prepared to close if the gentleman from north carolina is prepared to close as well. mr. butterfield: i have no more speakers and i am too prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from north carolina is
of commerce along with heads of other departments and agencies to produce a report on enhancing the competitiveness of the united states and attracting foreign direct investment and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the the gentlewoman from california, mrs. bono mack, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. barrow, each will control 20 minutes. mrs. bono: -- mrs. bono mack: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. bono mack: i rise today in strong support of h.r. 5910, the global investment in american jobs act of 2012. this legislation directs the department of commerce, in coordination with the heads of other relative federal departments, to produce an interagency report on enhancing the competitiveness of the united states in enhancing foreign direct investments. this is a common sense, bipartisan approach to creating new jobs in america. i'd like to thank my colleagues, mr. told, mr. peters, m
by the energy and commerce committee here in the house. but support for this agenda also requires us to pull the plug on existing programs that simply aren't working. and the department of energy's title 17 loan guarantee program is simply not advancing the ball on an all-of-the-above energy goal. the no more solyndras act, this bill phases out this costly, ineffective and frankly very mismanaged program. the investigation of solyndra uncovered a story worse than anyone could have imagined. it is amazing to me that the administration gave a half billion dollar loan guarantee to a company that its own experts predicted would fail. a company so dysfunctional that it burned through this giant handout and went bankrupt in two years. even worse, when it became clear to the administration that solyndra was in trouble, it chose to double down on the risky bet, gambling even more taxpayer dollars with a desperate loan restructuring instead of trying to cut its losses and move on. solyndra is the most visible but far from the only example of title 17 failures. in fact, it is hard to point to a single
a silver lining today in some so-so economic news. the commerce department says sales of new homes slipped slightly in august compared to july. but, year over year new home sales were up nearly 28%. the northeast saw the most robust action, but sales dropped in the south. in the midwest builders say consumers are scrambling to build before mortgage rates and land prices increase. diane eastabrook has more. >> reporter: oakley home builders didn't have a buyer when construction started last spring on this three story spec house in tony hinsdale, illinois. >> this is the great room, this is the family room. >> reporter: but builder steve subkowiak says a buyer snatched up the $1.5 million home long before workers painted the walls and began installing fixtures. the new owners move in next month. >> i think a lot of people are looking at interest rates and land costs and saying hey if i wanto buy a new house thiss a great time. >> reporter: with historically low mortgage rates, business is beginning to boom for many home builders. the government says in august americans purchased new
of this system to get health insurance to people. certainly part of interstate commerce. i think everyone had a very strong view that we were on very solid grounds, there was no question that the constitution was in our favorite, and that o ultimate the law would be indicated. i think the competence level, early when we are fighting in district court and appellate courts was enormously high. >> paul, it's like one of the stories you get to hear it from the other side. you were consulting with people during the act, i suppose, who were saying i wonder if there's any constitutional hook here. how did those discussions pick up momentum, when did you think we could win this thing? >> so let me start with two disclaimers. one is that i don't really know anything about health care policies. unlike the other people on the panel. and i think there's a misconception that if an appellate lawyer argues a case, he knows what he's talking about -- [laughter] or knows the junders lying policy -- underlining policy, i'm here to tell you that's not true. one of the reasons i love appellate law, it's a perfec
of the decisions of the hughes court -- whether congress has exceeded its power to regulate interstate commerce. so whether it could be regulations that went across state lines, very broad regulations. well, that will be one of the arguments in the health care bill that comes up for argument next month. the question is whether congress has exceeded his authority under the commerce clause. most of the cuts towards congress, that is, i think most of the president, certainly in the late 1930s, some of which chief justice hughes wrote, he gave congress more leeway to regulate interstate commerce. that became pretty much the modern commerce clause doctrine for the next six years. but we don't know about the score. this is a very polarized court and presidents goes the other way. also. this will be very interesting to see that. to see what happens. thank you very much. [applause] [applause] >> your government and mine and it can be what these governments wanted to be. sometimes we talk about the u.n. as though it is a distance by doing that, we get the governments involved that are actually responsible i
affect the interstate commerce coming and for period of time, they even argued that this would cover all such land that could be the habitat for migratory birds. something that is commonly referred to as the goose test. what is interesting about the regulations that the epa enforced is that we know they cannot be enforced as written. the regulation as it is promulgated purport to reach what could affect the interstate commerce. we know in the united states versus lopez in 1995 the court decision since the commerce clause doesn't reach the mere potential on the commerce. there must be a substantial effect on the interstate commerce. the existing regulations don't require the substantial effect in fact they don't even require the actual effect. by their terms they only require a potential effect. they reach far beyond the scope of the federal commerce clause authority. the supreme court has twice been asked to consider the application of the regulations to the private land owners once in the case called swank. they did it merely to keep it in the constitutional bounds and in each case they
: thank you. host: coming up, we will talk with the president of the chamber of commerce in charlotte, bob morgan in just a minute, but we also want to show you the convention center. this is where the media has gathered. all of the media will have workspaces in the convention center. the delegates could come over there. there are some shops, places to buy souvenirs and a lot of security goes into the convention center as well. it is not quite nearly as heavy as the times warner cable arena, but you can see the gifts that you can buy. the convention kicks off today. 16,000 hotel rooms have been built around the charlotte-area. 250 auto buses will be used to transport delegates. 15,000 members of the media, just like in tampa, and in that center, podium within the time warner cable arena, 20 miles of cables have been installed for cameras, four telephones, all of the different electronic needs within the convention. eight of the states in charlotte have delegations bigger than 160 delegates -- including california, texas, new york. 5500 delegates will be there. there are about 400 alternate
is a member of the house energy & commerce. we will about energy issues, the 112th congress, and upcoming elections. it is friday morning, september 21. tomorrow is the first official day of fall. we're back in a moment. >> all this weekend, "book tv's" live coverage from the national mall with two days of interviews and presentations. and your phone calls, e-mails, and tweets starting saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern and sunday at noon, live on c- span2. >> we have to crack down on china went they cheat. they manipulate their currency. [applause] they still patents and designs. they have counterfeit goods. and i know the want to be a responsible partner in the world of trade and commerce. they are going to have to understand, they cannot take away jobs on an unfair basis. >> he made money investing in companies that uprooted from here and went to china. pioneers. ohio, you cannot stand up to china. when all you have done is send them our jobs. >> watch and engage with c-span as the campaigns move towards the november elections. international issues and foreign policy will be the fo
work to make america's commerce, travel from place to place. i've spoken to small businesses and they say the u.s. postal service is their lifeline for their small business. they can actually make a profit by using the u.s. postal service. senior citizens who receive their social security checks sometimes in the mail, many times we know online, but are connected to the post office. they are connected to the letter carrier. they are connected to the local post office in their neighborhood. how do i know? because of the outpouring of concern for the closing of a post office on mesa road in the 18th congressional district, my congressional district. and so i'm interested in this congress not being known by the do-nothing congress, do-nothing republican congress. i want us to work together and be able to say that these items need to be put forward for the american people. what do we have to say now looking toward sequestration? we realize that you cannot cut discretionary funding. we realize that 50 million americans are suffering from food insecurity, and we have a $13 billion t
east, probably saved two million people from starvation, and was a very energetic secretary of commerce under harding and coolidge after this election. but in terms of personality, dower, pragmatic. you listen to -- one of the reasons why i think franklin roosevelt comes across like gangbusters, is impression with the fireside chats is the act he is following. after herbert hoover, anybody could have sounded good. >> host: moving on to be 1948. harry truman's improbable victory, published last year. you write: victory has a thousand fathers. defeat, in 1946, had one. harry truman. if he appeared ineffectual before election day that year he seemed outright repulsive after that. democrats faulted him and not the effect of 16 years of their rule for their debacle. they wanted him out and wanted him out now. >> guest: yes, they did. he was not -- we saw in this last presidential round of primaries, with the'mans, where everybody was saying i'm the next reagan, this guy -- no. there's not another reagan. and there wasn't another franklin roosevelt, and harry truman sure as hell to use his s
chamber of commerce this afternoon in los angeles. romney will focus on the financial themes he's built his campaign around.. and he's also expected to promise to "permanently fix" the u.s. immigration system. romney will also take part in a question and answer session with spanish-language tv network univision later this week. a recent gallup poll shows romney trailing president obama by a margin of 64 to 27 percent among latino registered voters. today marks the one-year anniversary of the grassroots movement that began with a call to "occupy wall street". "occupy" demonstrators were back in the financial district in mark the anniversary. but police kept them well back from the new york stock exchange.. and fewer than a dozen protesters were arrested. the "occupy" movement that started in new york a year ago later spread to other cities across north america and europe. just ahead: a new report about home prices around the country and how chicago compares. and, still to come this midday: what to do with your old iphone if you're buying the latest version. and later in lunchbreak: it's
starbucks facebook will make money by taking a cut of eastern infractions. the new e commerce platform is an attempt to generate other revenue for the kind anycompany. >> coming up, the struggling white sox tried to cool off the braves' as the sox try to pace in the a.l. central. dan roan is next in sports. [ thunder crashes ] [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life's sunny days... or... the occasional stormy one... trust goes a long way. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. with hotwire's low prices, we can afford to take an extra trip this year. first boston... then san francisco. hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so our hotels were half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ ♪ hotwire.com
with the commerce you might talk about the range of $50 billion. but in fact, the number is much smaller roads and bridges. but it seems that is all we talk about something the government does less off -- less of more of a grandiose scheme. >> because then we have a heartwarming stories that is one small productive part it was about one out of 1,000 shots of a productive use to think a fraction of the money going to the intended purpose. one hell of a price to pay. >> legislating to the one out of 1,000. you can provide for who has a pre-existing condition. there are better ways out there. but to interfere with their buddies consumption or insurance plan with the insurance mandate, you have to have the particular kind. to do that it seems it is the world turned upside down neil: thank you. our editor from washington. >> his crime from north america. >> of the crisis that is a crisis for us. neil: the richest guy inf france said the french are fried. he was the luxury goods maker of louis vuitton as fast as you can say escargot opening shop in belgium not because the top tax rate is 75% but on
records from the commerce department show that companies that are affiliated with the president's job council imported more than 12,000 shipments from china since january of 2011. the shipments include bulk steel, neuron are you it and airline parts. by choice or by force, the u.s. military judge ruling that suspect in the ft. hood massacre must be clean shaven before his murder trial. the defense claims that his beard is because of his muslim faith but the judge said that there is no evidence that is, in fact, true. his lawyers say they will appeal, meaning another delay in the case. >> and a cardinal closing out the democratic national convention last night with a special blessing for life. that is a reminder of how the democrats and the catholic church disagree on the key issue of abortion and contraception. >> we praise you for the get of life, grant us the courage to defend it, life without which no other rights are secure. we ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected. >>heather: he delivered a similar benediction last week at the r
for the convention. then the chamber of commerce of charlotte and the involvement of local business owners in the dnc. ♪ host: well, the democratic national convention kicks off today at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. first lady, michelle obama, and the mayor of san antonio are two of the featured speakers at the time warner cable a real not in an uptown charlotte. 400 alternates and 5900 delegates will be at the convention. 50% of the democratic delegates are women. here is the front page of "of the charlotte observer" this morning. -- first page -- front page of "the charlotte observer" this morning. the convention kicks off in at 5:00 p.m. we will go over the schedule in just a few minutes. "voters in the second term undeserved, country is worse off." a belief that president obama does not deserve election according to a new poll. voters say that the nation is in worse condition now than it was in 2008. they say that obama does not deserve reelection. that is the top line of this poll. that seems to be a constant theme in this morning's papers. are you better off? that is the question this morning for
to the commerce clause, individual mandate. we began the litigation and motions were filed by the government. and in oklahoma, when the case was taken up by the supreme court. as of the decision in june, i filed a motion to lift the stay in oklahoma, the eastern district, asking judge white to consider an amendment. as you know, the original challenge was about constitutionality of the cadets. this is about implementation. this addresses the concerns about the irs a world that was adopted may 18 specifically, and the affordable care act's the implementation, if you will, of the employer mandate, the penalty under the law dealing with large employers. it is about that role an inconsistency with the language, the statute, and seeking to hold the pro-government accountable as it relates to implementing that particular portion of the law. host: what about that part of the law? is it unconstitutional or illegal? guest: the specifics include cross that under the aca, a state does not adopt a state health care exchange, then the subsidies, the tax credit, did not issue to the state and consequently
to the commerce clause, the individual mandate and began litigation and filed from the government. and to the supreme court, after the decision in june this year i filed a motion to lift the stage to the eastern district of federal courts asking judge white to consider an amendment to the complaint and the original challenge about constitutionality of the law this is about implementation of the law. this addresses the concerns about the irs will adopt on the eighteenth specifically and the affordable care act's implementation since the employer mandate accessibility penalty under the law and our lawsuit is about that rule and the inconsistency with the statute and seeking to hold the federal government accountable since it relates to implementing that portion of the law. >> what about that part of the law? is it unconstitutional or illegal? what are you arguing? >> specifics include under the aca if a state does not adopt the health care exchange then the tax credits issued to the state consequently the employer mandate penalty does not accrue either. the irs on may 18th this year
and the totality. at that related to the commerce clause, individual mandate. we began the litigation and motions were filed by the government. and in oklahoma, when the case was taken up by the supreme court. as of the decision in june, i filed a motion to lift the stay in oklahoma, the eastern district, asking judge white to consider an amendment. as you know, the original challenge was about constitutionality of the law. this is about implementation. this addresses the concerns about the irs a world that was adopted may 18 specifically, and the affordable care act's the implementation, if you will, of the employer mandate, the penalty under the law dealing with large employers. it is about that role an inconsistency with the language, the statute, and seeking to hold the pro- government accountable as it relates to implementing that particular portion of the law. host: what about that part of the law? is it unconstitutional or illegal? guest: the specifics include cross that under the aca, a state does not adopt a state health care exchange, then the subsidies, the tax credit, did not issue to
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for millionaire we invest in roads, bridges and infrastructure, and under pinning of our commerce, and every chamber of commerce i met believes we need to do more of. neil: you can make a compelling argument, would you run for president? >> i'm committed to help obama win reelection. neil: i heard people say you are looking good for 2016. >> that is very nice, i have not spent a lot of time thinking about it. i appreciate you bringing it up, everyone tweets my mom --o that. neil: he did deliver a powerful speech here. it did get the crowd moving, when we come back, richard bloomenthal from connecticut. when they talk about how tight this race is, it is not only in the swing states, richard bloomenthal after this. ♪ ♪ i can do anything ♪ i can do anything today ♪ i cano anywhere ♪ i can go anywhere today ♪ la la lla la la la [ male announcer ] dow solutions help millions of people by helping to make gluten free bread that doesn't taste gluten free. together, the elements of science and the human element can solve anything solutionism. the new optimis neil: welcome back to the demo
's about speaker thomas birkett read in the contentious 51st commerce. if you got a chance uribe camille enjoyed meeting the author. if you have that, come anyway and listen to him talk about the book in its research and doing a and maybe get some pointers. at an outcome would probably have some budding authors in our audience either here or on c-span. let me just briefly introduce today a soft authors so we can get into the program. i would mention that there is an article by our speaker, guy gugliotta in our current edition of our capital film magazines, copies of it in the back. please pick one up on your way out. it's also available online in and interact diversion at the historical society's website, and www..u.s. chs.org. our speaker today is guy gugliotta. after commanding a swift boat in south vietnam he became a journalist who has covered latin america, served 16 years as a national reporter for the "washington post" and has written extensively on science and policy issues for a variety of publications including "the new york times," "national geographic," wired, discover and th
" this morning, i have the article in front of me. the headline is u.s. chamber of commerce launches ads targeting main independent and democrats in montana and ohio. this is headed -- targeted right at you senator sherrod brown from the u.s. chamber. >> this could have been a front page -- two months ago. the chamber -- up to $18 million in television ads which doesn't count radio. i just went by an electronic billboard blaming me for high gas prices here in cleveland. it is the oil industry. they don't like me because of our oil tax breaks and the chinese interests and outsourcing interests are spending money against me because they don't like my position on currency and the big banks on wall street are spending millions against me because they don't like my legislation to break up the six big banks. they're trying to buy the elections and we're fighting back in a grassroots way. that's why earlier when i mentioned sherrodbrown.com, come on and help us because we win this on the grassroots level as does president obama win
they want to be irresponsible partner in the world of trade and commerce. they're going to have to understand, they can't take away jobs in an unfair basis. >> money investing in companies that uprooted from here and went to china. pioneers. now, you cannot stand up to china. all you have done is said to us in the march jobs. >> the campaign's new to the november elections. the first debate on domestic issues will take place wednesday , october 3rd. audience members will get their chance to ask questions at a town hl debate on tuesday, the 16th. the final debate on foreign policy will take place the 22nd. also, what's the single vice-presidential candidate thursday, the 11th. follow coverage on c-span, c-span radio, an online at c-span.org. >> the medicare advantage program offers seniors health insurance that is administered by private companies. the affordable care act reduces payments to private insurers. congressman this morning the chaired the subcommittee meeting. one hour and 15 minutes. >> expected to come in the interest of time, and to insure we hear the witness testim
the program is one third smaller than it is today. >> so for the commerce and from florida he is 200,000 beneficiaries, for because 7000 medicare advantage. you know, 10, 12, 15,000 beneficiaries will lose the plan may have today moved back into the traditional program. i don't be that as a positive development. fee-for-service has advantages and can be an important program, but one has to recognize it is not coordinated care. it is fragmented care and doesn't deliver higher-quality care. there is so much are to prove that. >> so your testimony today is the trustees, the people calling and strikes are saying that any period of six years, a third of the beneficiaries are going to be out of the system and it is your conclusion that one third leaves because of the downward pressure on reimbursement. either they take themselves out. the beneficiaries do, or carriers no longer participate in the program. as i write quick >> slightly less than one third come to just below that most of the reasons why. >> by yield that. >> mr. reichert is recognized for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chair
think about the e-commerce experience right now? it doesn't seem like you're spending a lot of must be on advertising online right now on that issue. >> we spend about 0.0000, which having the phenomenal 90% growth that we have on e-commerce, i think speaks for itself and it's driven by product. it's driven by a relationship in the stores and the guests really seeking us out, and so it's all organic growth. >> is that something that changes over time? >> i think you never say never. i think what we always look for is a real true authentic connection with the guests and that we've really earned it rather than that we've bought it, and that's been our philosophy all along, and the guest have resonated with that because they're always in choice about choosing our product and our job is to keep it the best product ever and be in an authentic relationship with the guests and we've built the brand on that and continue to see that as our strength. >> christine, thank you very much for joining us today. pleasure talking to you. >> pleasure, thank you. >> thank you. >> they make boxers? >> y
businesses from adding employment. the chamber of commerce carried out a survey. they asked businesses all over america, what's the impact of a particular piece of legislation and people came back, 75% of the people surveyed said, that piece of legislation keeps us from hiring people. that legislation we have to get rid of is known as obamacare and i'm going to get rid of it. [cheers and applause] now, that doesn't mean, that doesn't mean that we're not going to make improvements to our health care system. we know that health care's too expensive. obamacare doesn't make it less expensive. when the president ran for office, he said he'd cut premiums by $2,500 per family. obamacare, now they're up $2,500 per family. that's a $5,000 difference. and for median family income in america, of $50,000 about, that $5,000 is a huge impact. has a huge impact. i'm going to go after getting the cost of health care to get reined in. and by the way i'm going to do that by taking on malpractice, i'm going to do that by letting individuals be able to buy their own insurance. without just getting it from the
of american strength, our economy and our commerce, our military might and our democracy. and took the lives of citizens for more than 90 countries. it was the worst terrorist attack on america in our history. today, people gather across the united states, around the world to remember the tragic events of 9/11. some take part in ceremonies like this, other spend others spend time with quiet reflection, prayer and all of us take a moment to remember again where we were at that fateful moment. here together as one family, we pause to honor and to pray and to remember 184 lives lost at the pentagon, more than 2700 killed in lower manhattan and the 40 who perished in that field in pennsylvania on flight 93. these victims families remember those who were lost as mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. the family members here today know that the entire nation, the entire nation, joins you in mourning the loss of your loved ones. we are honored by your presence and just as your loved ones are heroes forever, so are all of you. today we also recognize and remember other heroes
? we have a prime example right here in the center of america commerce. that's next. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. charles: israel is always a lightning rod politically. but it's also become crucial place for investing, especially in pharma and high-tech. adam shapiro is live at the innovate invest israel conference in manhattan. adam, newscorp chairman and our boss rupert murdoch is speaking to kick this event off, huh? adam: he did kick the event off. he did speak to the people who have gathered here. actually quoting fr
for the company? is this the reaping for all of the things they have sown over the past few years? >> e-commerce is only 20% and amazon is forward position for that. i think it is early as far as retailers are concerned and i think the heavy investments over the past two, three years, you're starting to reap the benefits of that. you're seeing that in the financial results more so in the top line but i think you will see that in the back half of 2013 when you start to see margin expansion. >> are your target is 400. >> it is 400. >> and, aaron, do you feel the same way? >> we have a market perform right now. we do like the fundamental outlook for amazon although it is currently 70 times or 2013 earnings and we think it is pricey a lot of the positives at these levels so we would wait for a lower entry point. >> valuation a concern at all. >> right now the stock is trading 26 times cash multiple and grows loes to 40% so trading at diskupter free cash flow growth so not a concern for me. i think amazon is in the position as i said in terms of e-commerce. you have seen it being transformational and
the state commerce to special interest groups. interesting to note, many of these special groups aren't even from minnesota. make no mistake, this will be passed in a bipartisan land -- and a bipartisan land exchange is going to get done. i will not allow special interest groups, acting in bad faith, to abuse the nepa process and use frivolous lawsuits to black and derail a land exchange. if i could trust special interest groups to act in good faith and the federal bureaucracy to act promptly, i would include nepa in this legislation. the teachers and minnesota school kids in minnesota can't wait years, if not decades. currently some of the schools in minnesota have classrooms with over 40 kids and some school districts like mine in north branch have been reduced to a four-day school week. i ask, is that progress? this legislation will generate a lot of funding for our schools and create good-paying jobs. importantly, the minnesota education investment employment act will not eliminate a single acre of boundary waters land. in fact, it would include wilderness acres to the existing boundary
of the committee on energy and commerce, and the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on transportation and infrastructure. after general debate, the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the commn -- committee on natural resources now printed in the bill it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for e purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a subse tutt con tisting of rules committee print 112-132. that shall be considered as read. all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. no amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those prinned in the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution. each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and contro
tim and the u.s. chamber of commerce, and the nfib -- >> time. >> endorsed me. >> that's time, governor. >> governor kaine, turning to libya, there's reports suggesting the u.s. consulate in benghazi nay not have had security despite the warnings of the heightened risks. do you think the obama situation could have handled better before or after the attack? >> i don't know the details. we have to study it. i'm sure the answer to the question is yes. when something goes wrong, there's always something you could have done better. whiffs governor, but -- when i was governor, by darkest actually was april 2007, a shooting in virginia tech, the worst crime in the history of the state. i landed in japan on a trade mission, and i got back on, flew back, and i dealt with grieving family members in the community, and what i said from day one is we're going to put in place a panel of people with a broad expertise with no connection to virginia tech, and we'll have them turn it upside down to determine everything that could have been done different to minimize the chance that anything lik
-- in the world of trade and commerce. they have to understand it cannot take away jobs on an unfair basis. >> he and the seven countries -- companies that operated here and went to china. pioneers. you cannot stand up to china when all you have done is sent them our jobs. >> watch and engage was seized and as the campaign -- with c- span as the campaign's move toward the elections. the first debate will take place on wednesday, october 3. audience members will get their chance to ask questions in a town hall debate on tuesday, october 16. the final debate on foreign policy will take place november 2. follow our coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and online at c- span.org. >> i think there are a lot of anti-obama books out there. there are a number of books critical and defending the president. i do not want to be either one of those books. i want to describe an answer what i thought was the most important and interesting questions. look at barack obama, -- barack obama as a character. he is a fish out of water. he has very little executive experience. his entire life is that the law professor's
testify before the commerce committee to give us the benefit of their immense experience, neil armstrong and gene cernan were able to do it. their testimony in may of 2010 helped us craft the nasa reauthorization act of 2010 in which we managed to pass a balanced plan that prioritized nasa's development of future exploration beyond low-earth orbit while putting significant resources into commercial development of crew vehicles to the space station. we passed it unanimously in the united states senate, very bipartisan, and we passed it on neil armstrong's birth tai. -- birthday, august 5, 2010. when the space shuttle was retired, some thought the space program was ended. you know, i took a group of cub scouts actually to johnson space center in houston just a few months ago. they have a great program for our scouts -- well, for any group that actually wants to go and spend the night at the visitors center and they get to tour nasa and hear about the great feats of our country in space. and one of the little boyce said to our nasa administrator -- and one of the little boys said to our nas
satellite corp. 2012] >> scrapping appear with the chamber of commerce as they complete their briefing here today. congress returns from their august break this afternoon. the house will gavel in at 2 eastern. members will debate setting federal spending for the next budget year as well as extending federal surveillance. in the house why here starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern. the senate will vote on a judicial nomination for iowa. later this week, debate on a veterans' jobs bill. the house is live here on c-span and the senate is on the c- span2. c-span3 will be live with a discussion of defense policy, the brookings institute hosting a conference on the differences between president obama and it romney. that's live at 1:00 eastern on our companion network, c-span3. at 3:30, c-span3 will go back to the king's institute for a discussion on national security and terrorism. there highlighting 12 major issues facing the next president. that starts at 3:30 eastern on c-span 3. >> vice-president joe biden continued his swing. ohio last weekend. he spoke yesterday at a rally in portsmouth. ♪ ♪ >>
people. when you go to kabul today, you see a city with electricity, with commerce, with cars, with movement, with women in school, and the average afghan doesn't want to go back to the taliban way of doing business where there is no music, there no interaction with each other, only on terms that they set for you. and so what you see on your television at night is a political struggle for the heart and soul of the middle east. this has been going on for a long time, and finally the lid blew. egypt was an authoritarian, corrupt dictatorship. tunisia, libya was ruled by qadhafi, syria by assad. and what you see is people who have seen another way of living are saying enough already. i'm not going to be part of that anymore. i'm going to try to change my life and my children's life. within that population, you also have people who are dead set on making sure that that nation and the islamic world goes backward, not forward, and we have to take sides. and if we don't take sides and we sit on the sidelines, we'll pay a price. i think it is better to help people fight the taliban th
but they are not unheard of. frank nap, small be chamber of commerce, also someone who has been big nationally trying to represent small business interests. you say positively. do they say positively to in this administration? >> american sustainable business council is a coalition of over 50 organization, state and national that weapon help 50,000 -- that represent 150,000 small businesses. what we hear most pressing concern to a small business is fact we need more consumer demand. >> what does that mean? a lot of your colleagues have been saying, this president has not heard our pleas. >> i am not sure what pleas they are talking about. you heard earlier that obama administration has -- by 18%, and obama carry created a tax credit for small businesses, who' to offer he'll shumpg. health insurance, there are a number of things that obama administration is doing. we're saying is that our interest, do not match up with interest of big business, we speak for ourselves, we look at issues for what is going to impact small. we know if we can get more capital -- access to capital for small business, and al
and commerce, a place where business and government work together and make great things happen. and this -- in this election, we are a city where americans have come together to move our country forward and make great things happen. [cheers and applause] we have always been that kind of city and. nearly half a century ago, when cities across the south and struggled to desegregate schools, charlotte came together across kitchen tables, black and white, families met and decided to break down barriers that had so long divided their children. because they did, they gave a generation of kids a chance to go to school together, to learn together, to recognize that there is no wall too high or too strong to be broken down if we do it together. [cheers and applause] i was one of those children. i learned what it's really meant to be judged by the content of one's character. i was born to a single mom. i was raised by her and my grandparents. they taught me to take pride in hard work. to take responsibility for my actions. to understand that an education could expand my mind and transfor
of american strength -- our economy and our commerce, our military might and our democracy -- and took the lives of citizens for more than 90 countries. it was the worst terrorist attack on america in our history. today people gather across the united states, around the world to remember the tragic events on 9/11. some take part in ceremonies like this. others spent time in quiet reflection and prayer. all of us take a moment to remember again where we were at that fateful moment. here together as one family, we pause to honor and to pray and to remember the 184 lives lost at the pentagon. more than 2700 killed in lower manhattan. and the 40 who perished in that field in pennsylvania on flight 93. these victims families remember those who were lost as mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. the family members here today know that the entire nation joins you in mourning the loss of your loved ones. we're honored by your presence and just as your loved ones are heroes for ever, so are all of you. today we also recognize and remember other heroes, those first respon
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